Two-year old dies from injuries and lack of medical examiner resources lets them off the hook.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Charges have been dropped against a couple who ran an in-house daycare business where a 2-year-old girl died almost a year ago.
Ryan Reed, 27, and 28-year-old Allison Clements were facing felony child-abuse charges after admitting to hurting Savannah Cross, several times.
But the case ran up against a legal deadline because there weren't enough resources in the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office, and the Maricopa County Superior Court dropped the charges.
Lab results aren't finished and the final report isn't done so, the charges were dropped and the couple were ordered released from jail.
But, since the court dropped the charges without prejudice, the charges can be re-filed.